Charlie Daniels

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During this period, Daniels played fiddle on many of the Marshall Tucker Band's early albums: "A New Life," "Where We All Belong," "Searchin' For a Rainbow," "Long Hard Ride," and "Carolina Dreams. " Daniels can be heard on the live portion of the "Where We All Belong" album, recorded in Milwaukee on July 31, 1974. The same year, he organized the first in a series of Volunteer Jam concerts based in or around Nashville, Tennessee, often playing with members of Barefoot Jerry. Except for a three-year gap in the late 1980s, the Jams continued until 1996. In 1999, the first of several Volunteer Jam Tours began, and in 2015, a Jam celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Volunteer Jam was held at Bridgestone Arena, and another followed in 2016, celebrating his 80th birthday. In 1975, he had a top 30 hit as leader of the Charlie Daniels Band with the Southern rock self-identification anthem "The South's Gonna Do It Again. " "Long Haired Country Boy" was a minor hit in that year. Daniels plays fiddle on Hank Williams, Jr. 's 1975 album Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends.